Beauty and Desire

Beauty: a powerful positive quality I feel emanating from somewhere, someone, or something - outside myself, experienced by myself. That which is beautiful may be physical, an idea, or an action.

Somewhere, someone, or something is beautiful by way of its nature to inspire the mind and body.

When I sense beauty, I try to separate my wish for it to remain, I try to place desire aside. Desire is my urge for something to be mine, the illusion that something can be owned when in truth all I ever have, as music, is momentary.

The Craft of Art